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About me

Welcome! If you're here, it is likely that you are looking for someone to talk to, that you can trust to help you work through issues that are troubling you and someone who you hope  will understand. The first step can sometimes be the hardest as, when we are struggling  it can often be difficult to reach out,   to know where to start , or to imagine that anyone might understand our perspective.

I know that talking helps, and that working with someone who we can trust and who will meet us with kindness, can make all the difference. I am an experienced counsellor based in the North of Cambridge. My approach is founded on the principle that we all have the potential to live a rich and fulfilling life. I offer a safe and confidential space where you can talk about what is troubling you. I will listen without judgment or ridicule and help you to bring a deeper understanding to what is concerning you.

Many of my clients come because they   finding that life is a struggle, and are experiencing anxiety  or depression,  going through a time of great change or upheaval,  or have experienced the breakdown of a relationship or a loss. I work from a holistic context which sees problems not just as difficulties to be overcome, but as part of a process which may contain a message or call from a deeper part of ourselves that is longing for change. I will listen deeply to what you bring and support you to find your way through and discover what you need.

At the moment, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, I am only seeing clients online. I hope to resume face to face working soon. I work from a quiet room in Waterbeach village which has frequent rail services from Ely and Cambridge and lies close to the A10 and A14 with very good parking. I have an MA in Psychosynthesis Psychology, a PG Diploma in Counselling and in regular supervision. I am BACP Registered. I welcome any questions that you may have.

Training, qualifications & experience

I studied for five years at the Institute of Psychosynthesis in London. I  hold an MA in Psychosynthesis Psychology (validated by Middlesex University) and a PG Diploma in Counselling. I am a registered member of BACP , fully insured,  and work within the ethical framework of BACP.

I trained as a counsellor after many years of experience in education where I worked as a teacher, senior leader and lecturer in a range of educational settings. I have worked  as a counsellor in a local charitable organisation and have had  a private practice in the Cambridge are for several years.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Psychosynthesis

Fees

£45.00 per session

Additional information

£45. 00 per session of an hour duration. Some concessions available.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Availability

Daytime and evening appointments

Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB25

Key details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Sue Doughty MA MBACP

Sue Doughty MA MBACP